The women and the schools of Reggio Emilia
dvd video (runtime: 61 minutes, with Viewing rights)
You know the Reggio pedagogy as a pedagogical approach. But do you also know the history and the women’s contribution? Discover the fascinating genesis of the “scuole dell’infanzia”. Get ready for the female witnesses and for brand new insights: from the very beginning of the self-managed “asili dell’infanzia”, women’s commitment in Reggio Emilia represents the starting point for the genesis of a new pedagogy. The film opens up a brand new access to the history of the Reggio Emilia Approach and it is suitable for education as well as further and advanced training in German-, English- and Italianspeaking areas.
“People’s nursery schools and solidarity: this was the commitment to children that was expressed immediately following the Liberation , and (…) if we want to know what remained of that in the municipal nursery schools, I think it was the element of participation: the [people’s] nursery schools had to be experienced with the contribution and participation of parents and staff; they managed them together. So the idea of joint management comes from the experience of the people’s nursery schools.” (ELETTA BERTANI, INTERVIEW, REGGIO EMILIA, 9/12/2015, 551–556)